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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 46

Today's Topics:

97 F150 Mods [Glen Davis ]
Re: Vent smells [Kenneth Overton ]
RE: 84 Bronco II [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Re]
holley carbs [pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Re]
Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bo [silent.bob juno.com ]
2.3L Stock Cam [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems [silent.bob juno.com ]
Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems ["Chad Z. Hower" ]
RE:F-250 Rough Ride [Larry Smeins ]
Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems [Rick Horwitz ]
Re: 97/96/95 etc. F-350 ride ht surv [Jay Chlebowski ]
Re: 2.3L Stock Cam [Chris Kelly ]
Bronco II Problems [ILuvTruks aol.com ]
Re: 2.3L Stock Cam ["J. Martin"
open differential [Hugh + Sharyl Hall
Re: gear ratio [Don Grossman ]
Re: LOCK-RIGHT [Don Grossman ]
underpowered 84 Bronco II [Stibbard ]
Re: underpowered 84 Bronco II [Chris Kelly ]

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:53:42 -0700
From: Glen Davis
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: 97 F150 Mods
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Just bought a 97 F150 5.4l Supercab Flareside Lariat and am really pleased
with it. The differences between it and the 95 F150 it replaced are as
follows:

POSITIVE
+More low end power
+Quieter
+Better seats (more effective lumbar support)
+Better tires (those Generals were downright dangerous)
+Light weight tail gate that locks
+Brighter cargo light
+Better visors
+I like the single tank

NEGATIVE
-Handling is twitchy
-No seat back storage pouches
-95 center console/armrest/cup holder is better
-95 steering wheel is better

Does the 5.4 benefit from the K&N kit and the cat back exhaust mod and do
you have to change out any computer chips? Any ideas on improving the
performance of the 6 disc cd changer sound system?
Glen Davis
97 R11GS
Tucson, AZ

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 06:32:32 -0400
From: Kenneth Overton
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Vent smells
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Dave Armbruster wrote:

> Has anyone experienced a very bad odor coming from your vents? After
> leaving my truck sit at any airport lot for a couple of days (it was
> supposed to have been a typical humid and hot St. Louis weekend), I
> noticed
> I had an odor, not really like moldy bread or something, but pretty
> musty
> or stale anyway. It was much worse when just the top vents were on
> and was
> drawing in from the cowl, it went away when the A/C was on (no
> difference
> if on regular or MAX) and it didn't seem worse with hot or cold
> settings.
> I ended up turning on the MAX A/C to get the system to draw in air
> from
> under the dash and spray Lysol into the intake a couple of times. I
> think
> I got the problem (and made the truck smell springtime fresh), but
> just
> kinda wish I knew the exact conditions that caused it to begin. I
> mentioned it to the dealer, he wasn't 100%, but he thought he might
> have
> remembered of a TSB on it.
>
> Dave Armbruster
> 1997 Ranger SuperCab 4x4 4.0L
>
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I've heard of this happening on other vehicles, but not on one of my
own. It could be caused by blockage in the drain from the (I believe it
is reffered to as the condensor). This is the place where water drains
while operating the AC. If this becomes plugged, the water will not
drain and becomes really funky, like in the drain pan on a
refridgerator. I here they even sell a special cleaner to spray into
this area to clean it out, once you fix the drain problem. Hope this
helps.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 97 07:09:12 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: 84 Bronco II
Message-Id:

I don't know why the wheel would come off but there are only about three
reasons that it would, all can be confirmed on inspection. That shouldn't be
a common problem to any vehicle! As for changing just the rear gearing on a
4WD...you can't. Just think about it for a second and you'll understand why.
Depending on whether you changed rear gearing to a higher or lower ratio,
when you engage 4wd, your rear wheels would either be pushing your front
wheels or your front would be trying to drag your rear. Something would give
pretty soon. You should only change gearing together. Also, changing ring
and pinion sets can get pretty tricky. Getting the mesh just right requires
shims, dial indicators, and a lot of patience. It may look like it's set up
okay until you take it down the road. Then if it's not, you'll hear some
pretty strange sounds! A more economical alternative to consider is going to
a lower diameter tire. Two inches of tire diameter reduction can give you
better lowend performance, and in some situations can even help mileage
(where your engine could be lugging excessively and causing low manifold
vacuum, making your carb power valve stay open too much of the time).

good luck
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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I'm a newcomer. But I figured somebody out there must be having the same
problems with their Bronco II.
I've owned my 1984 Bronco II for about three weeks and have already
had an
accident with it. Driving down the highway I had my left rear wheel come
flying off my truck. It caused approx. $1800 damage to the Bronco. I have
heard from a few other Bronco II owners that they have had the same problem
with the same wheel! Is this common with Bronco II's? Has anyone else had
this happen to them? The Truck is a 1984 with a 2.8 V6 and approx
160,000kms or 100,000 miles. How would I prevent this from happening again?
The truck was checked out by a garage before I bought it! Please let me
know!

I also find the stock (carburetor) engine is verrrrry sluggish. Are
they
all this underpowered or is it just mine? It has a 3speed auto and I have
to shift it manually to get up to speed before sunset. Could my rear axle
be running gears that are too tall? If I change the rear gearing, how would
it affect the overall performance if I don't touch the front? It's not a
half bad truck but I would like to have it running better before our
-35Celsius winters come knocking at our doors!
Thanx in advance
Darren A. Stibbard
e-mail: stibbard escape.ca

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 97 07:26: 8 EDT
From: pharrell bae.uga.edu (Graphics & Research Fabrication)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: holley carbs
Message-Id:

Some here may remember me. I had the 1980 302 Bronco that I had rebuilt and
suspected the RV cam I installed as being my engine problem..wrong! It was
my carbueration. I borrowed a friend's two barrel and put it in place of my
two barrel. It ran like new! Unfortunately, he wouldn't let me keep it :(
but he talked me into using a Weiand aluminum intake and a Holley 1850
(600cfm) four barrel he had that we rebuilt. I'm still getting 9-10 mpg but
hey..now my truck SCREAMS! :) I think I should still be able to get back to
around 16 mpg but I've got a problem I can't figure out on the holley. After
I shut it off I have gas dripping off the ends of the secondary throttle
plate shaft. I've lowered the floats, changed power valves, checked the
accelerator pump and squirter..can't figure it. Would changing to smaller
main jets help? It does seem to be running a little rich. Any ideas?

Thanks,
pat
pharrell bae.uga.edu

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:45:09 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Bronco II gas problem, nuts & bolts
Message-ID:

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997 19:20:34 -0400 (EDT) CRock21 aol.com writes:

>what the hell is a B2?


Banana number 2.... ....you don't know Banana in pajamas? B1 & B2 ?

....sorry, I couldnt help my self. 8-)

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:45:09 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Cc: DalCorral deltos.com, fordnatics lists.best.com
Subject: 2.3L Stock Cam
Message-ID:

I'm replacing the my cam in my Ranger with an SVO cam, so if anybody
wants a stock cam out of a 95 2.3L, let me know.


(Snake Oil i.e. Slick 50, etc.*MUST READ*)
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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:45:09 EDT
From: silent.bob juno.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems
Message-ID:

On Tue, 22 Jul 1997 14:54:04 -0400 "Mark A. Ross"
writes:
>I am having clutch problems with my '94 Ranger 4.0 5 speed. I am on
>clutch
>number 3 with only 62K miles on the truck. Now the slave cylinder /
>throw
>out bearing is going bad (I can't reverse w/o grinding gears). The
>second
>clutch was a Centerforce DF II (I can't kill them in my 302 Mustang)
>it
>lasted about 28K. I have replaced master cylinder, clutch, pressure
>plate,
>and resurfaced flywheel. Am I the only person who is having problems
>with
>Ford's funky hydraulic setup or is this problem more widespread. Since
>the
>slave cylinder is plastic I wonder if anyone manufactures a better
>replacement?



Nope, I have the same problems on my 95 with 61K.. ....but I dont plan
on doing anything about it since im going to replace it with a tremec
anyway. So for now, its grind city on all my gears (mainly 2nd & 3rd,
and rvs.) until the new trany comes.

You can thank Ford on putting Mazda tranies in their trucks and cars.
I wonder who was the bright one who thought up that one.....

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:53:59 -0400
From: "Chad Z. Hower"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems
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At 09:45 AM 7/23/97 EDT, you wrote:
>>I am having clutch problems with my '94 Ranger 4.0 5 speed. I am on
>
>Nope, I have the same problems on my 95 with 61K.. ....but I dont plan
>on doing anything about it since im going to replace it with a tremec
>anyway. So for now, its grind city on all my gears (mainly 2nd & 3rd,
>and rvs.) until the new trany comes.
>
>You can thank Ford on putting Mazda tranies in their trucks and cars.
>I wonder who was the bright one who thought up that one.....

Great! I've got a 97 4.0 5 Speed. Should I expect the same problems?

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 09:03:41 -0600
From: Larry Smeins
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Cc: "'wjeska nt.com'"
Subject: RE:F-250 Rough Ride
Message-Id:

> Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 00:00:00 -0400
> From: "Bill Jeska"
> To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'"
> Subject: F250 Rough Ride
> Message-ID:
>
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> Has anyone experienced a rough, bumpy ride with a 1997 F250 Crewcab
> (4x4, Powerstroke, Camper/Towing Package) between 55 and 70mph on the
> highway ? Once this condition starts, it seems if the truck continues
>
> in a harmonic bounce for a distance and if another bump in the road is
>
> encounter before the truck smoothes out, the harmonic bouncing becomes
>
> worse and makes for an jarring ride for passengers in the back seat
> and an uncomfortable ride for the passengers in the front seat. The
> truck had 2 passengers in front and 1 in back with about 200lbs of
> cargo. The truck was factory ordered and received on July 2nd.
>
> I suspect the problem to be caused by poor shocks absorbers used with
> stiff rear springs. I have also been told to install "Velvet Ride"
> shackles on the rear springs in addition to replacing the shocks which
>
> would fix the problem and smooth out the ride.
>
>
> Also, I have seen some Newsgroups posting about problems with F250s
> with Powerstroke diesels causing front spring sagging. Does anyone
> have information about this problem ?
>
>
> Any suggestions and recommendations ?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bill.Jeska
>
Bill,
I think you have a F250 Supercab, crewcabs have four doors and only come
in F-350s. I'm not being picky, my answer is different for the two
trucks. I have a 95 250 Powerstroke Supercab 4x4 and am basing the
answer on my experience. In general the F-250 has a very good ride for
a truck of its size and load rating. If you experienced this problem on
an Interstate the problem may be a characteristic of wheel base length
and ripple frequency in the road. The early Interstates that were made
of concrete had sections of concrete that became distorted with a
periodicity based on section size. The distortion was caused by the
heavy over the road trucks. Even after overcoating these roads with
asphalt the periodicity comes back with time. The wheelbase on
Super/Extended cab pickups is such that they will go into a bucking mode
when driven in the 50 to 70 MPH range on these roads. It happens on
Dodges and Chevs as well as Fords. I first heard about the problem in a
test report on a Dodge and experienced it after buying my Ford. I've
travelled across the country and find sections of road with this ripple
effect all over.

If your problem doesn't fit the above you may need shocks but shocks
usually produce a less severe motion than you've described. If you have
a 350 you can expect a much harsher ride from the solid axle front and
heavier rear springs. They do have a reputation for a rough ride.

Larry
If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 08:23:06 -0700
From: Rick Horwitz
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 94 Ranger trans. problems
Message-Id:
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Whats a tremec??

>Nope, I have the same problems on my 95 with 61K.. ....but I dont plan
>on doing anything about it since im going to replace it with a tremec
>anyway. So for now, its grind city on all my gears (mainly 2nd & 3rd,
>and rvs.) until the new trany comes.

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 97 11:32:01 -0000
From: Jay Chlebowski
To:
Subject: Re: 97/96/95 etc. F-350 ride ht survey
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On 7/21/97 6:08 PM , Todd A. Muccilli wrote:

>Other list members with F-350 pickups:
>
> 1. What is your front height, measured between the center of the
>front hub and the lower body line of the crease on the front fender, both
>sides?
30.5 inches


> 2. WHat is your rear height, measured between the center of the rear
>hub and the lower body line of the crease on the bed side, both sides?
34 inches

> 3. What model do you have (reg cab, crew cab, etc.)?
crew cab

> 4. What engine do you have?
PowerStroke diesel

> 5. Do you have the HD front suspension and is the suspension
>otherwise stock?
Stock Front Suspension -- did not order HD leaves.

You might want to qualify that this survey is for 4x4's.


Best Regards,
Jay

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:10:47 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 2.3L Stock Cam
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silent.bob juno.com wrote:
>
> I'm replacing the my cam in my Ranger with an SVO cam, so if anybody
> wants a stock cam out of a 95 2.3L, let me know.
>
> (Snake Oil i.e. Slick 50, etc.*MUST READ*)
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Hey bob. How much difference is in the svo cam? I would like to put a
cam in mine put haven't been able to find one! Everyone I talk to says
that they do not know if the computer will accept it or not! I could try
one but no gaurantees! Thanks in advance. How much is the new cam?

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:16:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Bronco II Problems
Message-ID:

Hey, Yall,
I just have an update on my Bronco II's fuel problem. After my last letter,
I figured I would check out the H.P. fuel pump. I had already changed the
regulator, but I noticed that when you turned the key to 'on', the fuel pump
would not shut off after building pressure, it also made a gurgalling sound
when it ran that you could hear from several feet away. I bought this car
used and the previous owner must have been an idiot. When I got under the
car, not only was the regulator not in the rail, it was missing the covering
and the bracket to hold it on the rail. It was just hanging there by the
wires! I was also missing the skid plate that goes over my trans. pan. When
I grabbed the pump, one of the wires(both were stripped in sections) just
came out like nothing. It seems that they tried to install a fuel pump with
duct tape, no joke. They left it hanging there to hit the camshaft and frame
when you drove, completely exposed to rocks, pebbles, stones, snow, sand,
etc. that could and did hit it. I got a junkyard pump with the covering and
protective bracket with new wires. I'm hopeing that this will solve my
problem of dying out, but I need some help with this one. Does anyone know
how to put the new pump on without removing/destroying the camshaft. I found
out the hard way that there isn't enough room between the shift cable and
camshaft to get it in. I had though my shift cable just needed alignment,
but I found out that it was actually bent from the people trying to get the
pump out before. If anyone can help, I would appreciate it.

In response to Paul McAmish's letter, I too, would check the shutoff valve.
If you don't fix the problem that way, and do change the regulator, trust
me, don't buy an aftermarket regulator. Go to a dealer or somewhere and get
the correct Bosch regulator. When I changed mine, I thought I would save
myself money, but it just gave me more headaches. The gaskets didn't match
up completely and I was mising a washer with the kit(which is not sold
seperately, by the way). If you do go cheap, be careful putting it in
because the gasket will rip and gas will spray. I found that out when some
guy was behind me yelling that my my car was on fire. Ever seen a trail of
fire under a car from gas hitting the exhaut, spraying toward the ground?
LOL. I was actually lucky I didn't have anything else catch, but its still
kinda funny. Otherwise, check for a loose connection on the wires going to
the pump. Even though my problem was from a combination of things, I have
heard that it can be common with the Bronco II's.

Once again, any trade/sale parts are welcome. As well as any advice on
getting that pump on.

Thanks,
Clay (ILuvTruks aol.com)

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Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 12:41:48 -0700
From: "J. Martin"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 2.3L Stock Cam
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> I'm replacing the my cam in my Ranger with an SVO cam, so if anybody
> wants a stock cam out of a 95 2.3L, let me know.

hey...cool...let us know what the performance diff is...i still have
that 2.3L waiting for that turbo...hehehee
Would also like to know how your emissions testing comes out...

thanks,
josh

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:02:17 -0800
From: Hugh + Sharyl Hall
To: "'fordtrucks80up lofcom.com'"
Subject: open differential
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I have an '83 3/4 ton 4x4 pickup with open differentials. I have heard =
a few people talking about kits you can install yourself to make your =
open differential a limited slip differential. Where can I get this =
kit (I would have to get it from a catalog because I am in Ketchikan =
Alaska and we don't have any major parts stores around here) I am =
assuming you have to take out the axles right, so this would be a good =
time to put new wheel cylinders and pads in the rear drums right? my =
email address is cvandor eagle.ptialaska.net
=09
Thanks!
Casey

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:41:50 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: gear ratio
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Lets just cut to the chase. If you can't be sure that the stock diff is
in the truck, just pop the cover off the back of the dif and spinn the
ring gear arround until you find a set of numbers like xx-XX. Small x
being the smaller number and the Large XX being the larger number.
Divide the smaller xx into the larger XX and bingo your gear ratio. No
looking through catalogs or books. True the 9" you would have to pull
the carrier out but if you are not sure and have the gear tag the tech
inspectors will have you pull it anyway to make sure you are within the
rules.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 10:46:25 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: LOCK-RIGHT
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DAVID MUMMERY wrote:

> Now you can go into the Diff and remove the pin, this makes it so you can
> slide the axle shafts out.

Everything is true for most application. I have not installed the kit
but I have tried to remove the side gears on a Dana 44. On some
carriers the pin will not clear the ring gear on the 44. For this you
will have to remove the carrier and the ring gear to remove the pin.
Nothing real techie just some extra work.
--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

The scene;

Bunch of NASA guys looking at TV monitor.

"Look, A ROCK!"


63 Ford F-250 4x4 67' 390, t-98, Spicer 24, Dana 60, Dana 44

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 16:10:49 -0500
From: Stibbard
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: underpowered 84 Bronco II
Message-Id:
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Howdy Folks,

I have a 1984 Bronco II with a 2.8 carburated V6, and it has to be the
most underpowered engine I have ever encountered. I have seen other Bronco
II's spinning their tires on dry pavement while I would be surprised if
mine spun on ice! I need to get some extra zip out of it bad! I plan on
throwing in a K&N filter and upgrade the exhaust. I think it would also
help to change the rear axle ratio to a little shorter gearing! I have to
shift the 3spd auto manually in order to beat a loaded 16 wheeler off the
line, but then I'm still lucky to break 50-55 mph empty, (depending on the
wind). I find the current ratio set-up is great when it comes to
off-roading and the low range works great for climbing but around the city
and on the highway it sucks! If your Bronco II is the same way and you've
done some mods to it, let me know or if anyone has some suggestions, let me
know!

Much obliged
Darre
e-mail

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Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 20:53:35 -0400
From: Chris Kelly
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: underpowered 84 Bronco II
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Stibbard wrote:
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> Howdy Folks,
>
> I have a 1984 Bronco II with a 2.8 carburated V6, and it has to be the
> most underpowered engine I have ever encountered. I have seen other Bronco
> II's spinning their tires on dry pavement while I would be surprised if
> mine spun on ice! I need to get some extra zip out of it bad! I plan on
> throwing in a K&N filter and upgrade the exhaust. I think it would also
> help to change the rear axle ratio to a little shorter gearing! I have to
> shift the 3spd auto manually in order to beat a loaded 16 wheeler off the
....


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